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Books Unbound – “Short, With a Wicked Tongue and Long Legs,” Episode One: The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes, Part One


“Short, With a Wicked Tongue and Long Legs” is a three-part program of short satiric fiction that has “legs” because it stands up to the test of time. This week, The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes, His Fortunes and Misfortunes as Told by Himself, an anonymous 16th-century Spanish novella banned by the Inquisition. Lazarillo is a classic of Spanish literature, a subversive comedy about poverty, religious hypocrisy, and social class written in the voice of a sly, resilient but often clueless servant boy. Novelist Jane Smiley considers Lazarillo the first literary work primarily concerned with an average person and the need to make a living. Guest reader is Tony Brewer. Hosted by Sarah Torbeck, with announcer Berklea Going.

Firehouse Sessions – Will Johnson


In our studio for a Firehouse Session prior to playing a “Living Room Show” is Will Johnson. Besides making music as a solo artist, Will Johnson is a member Centro-matic and South San Gabriel. He is also a prolific collaborator, playing in such super-groups as the Undertow Orchestra with Mark Eitzel, David Bazan, and the late Vic Chestnutt and the more recent Overseas, again with David Bazan and also Matt and Bubba Kadane. He’s also collaborated on a Woody Guthrie Tribute Album and in 2009 he recorded an album with the late Jason Molina called Molina and Johnson.

“Twenty Cycles to the Ground”
“Just to Know What You’ve Been Dreaming”

Hosted by Doug Storm
Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on November 21, 2014.

EcoReport – Ellie Sims: Hilltop Garden And Nature Center


In today’s EcoReport feature, IU Campus Beekeeper Ellie Sims discusses the joys and challenges of maintaining bee hives at the Hilltop Garden And Nature Center.

Daily Local News – November 17, 2014


Indiana college students graduate with more debt than students in most other states; Indiana University is moving forward with President Michael McRobbie’s plan to establish an engineering program on the Bloomington Campus; Off-duty and retired state troopers are now patrolling the Johnson Hardware Building on weekday mornings; Workers at the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District will get 5 percent raises next year; A Monroe County official said he’s optimistic the Indiana Department of Transportation, or INDOT (IN-dot), is improving its policies for dealing with drainage problems; A Bloomington man went missing and was found over this past weekend; According to a November 13 press release from the
Indiana Attorney General’s office, Marion County Superior Court judge Michael Keele has approved Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s request to appoint a receiver to oversee and prepare an accounting of the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc. or INCASA, which is facing financial insolvency; The library will be receiving a twenty-five hundred dollar grant this
month; The City of Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District features the works of local artist and printmaker Elizabeth Busey in this month’s exhibit, titled “Captive on the Carousel of Time.”; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District can start working on its new recycling project about six weeks early; Local realtors and landowners are still not
satisfied with proposed changes to Monroe County’s zoning laws.

Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

Anchors: Carissa Barrett, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Anson Shupe, Taylor Telford and Sophia Saliby
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Local Live Remote from Magnetic South – The Cowboys


November’s Local Live Remote Broadcast delves into the dark and mysterious basement of Magnetic South for an exclusive live performance from The Cowboys and Purple 7.

Local Live Remote from Magnetic South – Purple 7


November’s Local Live Remote Broadcast delves into the dark and mysterious basement of Magnetic South for an exclusive live performance from The Cowboys and Purple 7.

EcoReport – First Presbyterian Church: Don Hollinger


In today’s EcoReport feature, Don Hollinger from First Presbyterian Church discusses how the Church accomplished a 90% energy cost reduction through the installation of LED lights.

Firehouse Sessions – Lera Lynn


This was Lera Lynn’s second visit to the WFHB studios for a Firehouse Session. Lera’s guitarist Rick Lollar joined her for a sublime set of songs from her new album The Avenues. They also played The Bishop Bar while in Bloomington.

1. “I’m Your Fool”
2. “Coming Down”
3. “Refrained”

Hosted by Jim Manion
Engineered by Jim Lang
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on November 11, 2015.


Local Live – Tyler Damon

Solo percussion artist Tyler Damon joins our Local Live series to create a spectacular aural narrative for our airwaves.
TYLER DAMON (b. 1987, Cincinnati, OH USA) is a Bloomington, IN-based artist whose work aims to reveal obscured and untold narratives via drums/percussion & free improvisation in solo and collaborative endeavors.

He is currently involved in duo exhibitions with bassists Keith Jost (Bloomington) and Darin Gray (St. Louis/Edwardsville, IL), as well as work with Rachel Maudlin (as Heavy With Puppy) and Nathan Warrick & John Dawson (as Canned Hamms Blues Band). Most likely recognized for his work with minimal-rockist outfit Open Sex, other collaborators have included reedist Mars Williams (Psychedelic Furs, NRG Ensemble), Little Howlin’ Wolf, Chris Trull (Grand Ulena, Yowie), Kevin Harris, Mark Hosler (Negativland), Matt Shuff, Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux), Sir Deja Doog’s Love Coffin, and Sitar Outreach Ministry, among many others.

Tyler has toured extensively in the US and is also regularly engaged with other artists, musicians and heads of various sorts in the Bloomington area where he hosts long-running free-form/experimental radio program Melody Unasked For on WFHB. He also engages with Bloomington youth through work at Rhino’s Youth Center and formerly curated a performing arts series in his living room, the House at the Bottom of the Hill. He has been described by Darin Gray as “the up-and-coming young drummer in the midwest, and a voice that will be active for years to come.”

Firehouse Sessions – Ed Kabotie


Ed Kabotie joins us for an exclusive Firehouse Session!

Ed Kabotie traveled to Bloomington, Indiana in honor of Native American Heritage Month this past November. He is from the Hopi village of Shungopavi in northern Arizona, and the Tewa village of Khap’o Owinge – Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Kabotie’s music incorporates important messages including the protection of the environment and the sacredness of the land. “We feel we were given the land as
trustees…It’s everybody’s responsibility to take care of it and to live life in a balanced way in harmony.”

It is not often that one encounters a Native American musician like Kabotie, who sings in 3 different languages – Hopi, Tewa and English. By incorporating “looping” technology, Kabotie creates electroacoustic Native American music with his guitar and flute that is grounded in his heritage “born out of meditations,” but is also influenced by rock and reggae. He is a solo artist, but also plays vocals/guitar for Los Coyotes or Tha Yoties (a rock/reggae trio based in Flagstaff, Arizona), vocals/guitar for Twin Rivers (a Nu-Native band based out of Sante Fe, New Mexico), and the drums for Summit Dub Squad (A Reggae/Hip-hop band based in Flagstaff, Arizona). “Loloma” is from his album Origins, and “Don’t Worry be Hopi” is from his new album Shadowed by the Mountain. For more information go to edkabotie.com, and/or like him of Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/edkabotie.

Hosted by Davina Two Bears
Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally broadcast on November 11, 2014.

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